The QM Notebook
BACKGROUND
Relating Classical and Quantuum Concepts
Action At A Distance
Java Physlets (awesome!)

Hot Topics:
DNA Computing Workshop
Quantum Computing With Molecules
Gisin's Twin Photon Experiment

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Many World's View: Massive and Massless Beings
100 Years of Particle Physics
(i) How can energy be conserved when some energy changes are continuous and some are discontinuous,
i.e. change by quantum amounts.
(ii) How does the electron know when to emit radiation?
The Golden Age of Quantuum Mechanics
 1856 Maxwell 1859 Kirchoff 1875 Lorentz 1879 Stefan 1884 Boltzmann 1896 Wein 1900 Planck 1901 Rici 1901 Levi-Civita 1905 Einstein 1913 Bohr 1924 Bose 1924 deBroglie 1925 Dirac 1926 Schrödinger 1926 Born 1927 Heisenberg 1928 Pauli 1930 Wigner 1932 Von Neumann

Dealt Card Symbols:
L =  leftmost
M =  middle
R =  rightmost
Electron {x,y,z} Spin
1  = White Card = '+'
0  = Black Card = '-'
Boolean Operators
'&' = AND,
'|' = OR,
'!' = NOT
'->' = IMPLIES
Condition Symbols:
 A -> L =  M !A  -> L = !M B -> M = R !B -> M = !R C -> L = !R C -> L =  R
Results:
1) P( A &  B &  C) = 0
2) P( A & B & !C) = 2/8
3) P(A & !B &  C) = 2/8
4) P(!A &  B &  C) = 2/8
5) P(!A & ! B & !C) = 2/8
Warning: Reducing these fractions may violate causality!
Bell's Game of Black and White Cards
(simulation opportunity)

Three Cards: Left Middle Right
Three Conditions: A B C
 Case Dealer Conditions Number L M R A B C 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 0

 Who: John S. Bell Where: Physics FAQ Run by: John Blanton, Scott Chase & Usenet Key Facts: Notes, History Resources: Physics Newsgroups

Bell's Inequality Principle

 Who: Mike Matthews Where: JILA at the University of Colorado Run by: CU & NIST Key Facts: Rubidium, BEC, BEC Definition Resources: CU & NIST

Bose Einstein Condensates in Rubidium
(BEC's are a new form of matter)
To Order Your Chart of the Nuclides:
Doublet State Reference: Yarkony
Double Slit Experiment
Schrödinger's Cat

Photons:
Entanglement,
Frustration,
Interferometry

Albert E. Moyer of the Department of History at Virginia Tech, spoke on "Prof. Henry, Mr. Faraday, and the Hunt for Electromagnetic Induction." He explained how, on different sides of the Atlantic but about the same time, Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry announced success in a quest that had preoccupied the scientific community for a decade: coaxing electricity from magnetism. "Mutual induction," what Faraday and Henry had identified in the early 1830s, would turn out to be not only a foundational concept in the physics of electricity and magnetism but also the principle behind the technology of electrical transformers and generators -- two mainstays of industrialization. Although Faraday's breakthrough in London and Henry's in Albany might appear to be classic examples of "independent discovery," they were not. The two natural philosophers shared a similar orientation toward their research and, moreover, a distinctive laboratory instrument: Henry's new, powerful electromagnet.  Thus, the story of Henry's and Faraday's search for induction illuminates not only the workings of Victorian science but also the crucial part that an instrument -- the unadorned hardware -- can play in scientific inquiry.
Quantuum Phases, Transitions, and Fluctuations
Quantum Melting of Electronic and Magnetic Systems
Proton, Deuteron, and Triton Accelerators
MIT - for biomedical therapy
South African Cyclotrons
Acoustic Properties of Common Materials Low Temperature, High Pressure Regimes
Velocity Amplifiers (veeAmps)
basic configurations
driver configurations
Sonoluminescence
SL Virtual Symposium
Virtual Web Apparatus: SLA 1